Kodaly Beat Lesson
Students clap the beat to their favorite nursery rhyme and have the class guess what the rhyme is. To introduce the rest beat, have students use small drums or other percussion instruments to play hickory dickory dock.
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Grade 2: Music/Valentine's Day
Play and sing a Valentine's song with your second graders. They'll follow along allow as you demonstrate how to sing and keep a steady beat on non-pitched percussive instruments. While the music activity has a Valentine theme, that theme...
2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Theater Arts/Creative Movement Lesson Plan
Here is a series of five exercises intended to bring movement, dance, and theater into the classroom. Intended for special ed classes, but appropriate for any grade, learners will pantomime, play pretend, dance, move, and create...
3rd - 5th Special Education & Programs
Visualization of Rhythms in 4/4
Counting the beats in a measure can be a kinesthetic process. Four chairs are placed in a row, each one represents a beat or count in 4/4 time. Kids sit in the chairs and act as quarter notes. When a child is removed, the rhythm changes...
2nd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts